Okay, Bad Boys For Life, the long overdue capper to the Bad Boys trilogy will finally be arriving early next year, and Sony Pictures Entertainment has just released the first trailer.
The film reunites Will Smith and Martin Lawrence in a film about two reckless cops. While Michael Bay helmed the first two, the director is sitting this one out, leaving Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah to fill the Bayhem void. And judging by the looks of this trailer, there are plenty of expensive cars, Smith and Lawrence banter, slow-motion gun shooting, and goofy dialogue. Check out the trailer below.
Despite Mike Lowrey (Smith) telling Marcus Burnett (Lawrence) that this will be their last assignment, we all know full well that these two are bad boys for life. The two are loose cannons who don’t play by rules or adhere to any sort of regulation. Despite their penchant for rebellion, they get the job done, with a sense of flair – this is where the Bayhem comes into play.
Here’s the very brief but official plot synopsis:
The Bad Boys Mike Lowrey (Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) are back together for one last ride in the highly anticipated Bad Boys for Life.
The film also sees the return of Joe Pantoliano as Captain Conrad Howard, and adds some newcomers as well. Joining the cast will be Vanessa Hudgens (High School Musical), Charles Michael Melton (Riverdale), and Alexander Ludwig (The Hunger Games) as young upcoming eager cops who want to live up to the bad boys reputation, but fail miserably because they can’t get the lyrics to the song right.
It will be interesting to see if anything has changed in the 16 years since Bad Boys II was released. My money is on things haven’t changed, much. Still, there’s no denying that it took a while for the film to be developed and produced, and went through a series of writers and directors over the past decade. Bay expressed an interest in returning to direct, but ultimately walked away from the project due to budget constraints. At one point in time, co-writer Joe Carnahan was tapped to direct, but he too walked away due to differences over the vision for the film with Smith.
Chris Bremner co-wrote the script with Carnahan
Bad Boys For Life opens in theaters on January 17, 2020.